Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated

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Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated. Increased STEM funding from private companies comes as Americans raise concerns over the attention science, technology, engineering and math classes get in the U.S.

Top K–12 Tech Tools for Teaching STEM

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As companies and market experts forecast computer science and engineering skills as crucial to the future workforce , K–12 schools have been rapidly developing STEM programs in order to prepare their students to be the employees of tomorrow. . “[It’s] Top K–12 Tech Tools for Teaching STEM.

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6 Tips for making the most of ed tech exhibitions

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Not to mention 3D printing, AR and robots! So besides packing their bags, laptops, agendas and passports, teachers can do a little extra something: their pre conference homework. The NEO team will be heading to London next week to attend The BETT Show 2019 , between January 23-26.

AI Curriculum Is Coming for K-12 At Last. What Will It Include?

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When Ayanna met Cozmo the robot, both she and the robot lit up. “it The robot Cozmo would seem to fit that bill: Its basic coding platform is a simple visual system based on MIT’s Scratch Blocks, but there’s also a more advanced option based on Python. AI-in-a-Box retails at $2,999, according to ReadyAI’s website, and includes several Cozmo robots, tablets, laptops and game controllers. However, the company has loaned the robots to the Boys and Girls Club.

PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

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the Ergobot to teach both Forces & Motion and Programming & Robotics. In fact, it took me less than five minutes to unbox, setup, find the power button, and sync to the free app/software on my laptop and my iPhone. While you’re waiting, download the free software to your phone or laptop (or iPad). in a robotics and programming application (with PASCO’s ErgoBot).

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A 17-year-old wants to spice up science classes and, eventually, democratize education

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The idea for the company came out of Steven’s own sense of frustration and boredom in science classes. On laptops and Chromebooks, though, the labs still work. They competed against each other in robotics competitions but teamed up in 2016 to start building their labs.

For Investors, the Future of Education Technology is now the Workplace

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Examples range from fatal subway crashes to airline disasters (both now exceedingly rare), to company failures such as Enron. For investors, the future of education technology is now the workplace.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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CAROLINA BIOLOGICAL SUPPLY COMPANY BUILDING BLOCKS OF SCIENCE 3D ( www.carolina.com/help/pressreleases/2018/building-blocks-of-science-3d ) Carolina Biological Supply Company launched the new Building Blocks of Science 3D hands-on unit kits for students in grades K to 5.

Make the Most of Your Budget with These Great Products: Makerspace Product Roundup 2018

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New products are coming from companies that have long been in the game, and others are being launched thanks to successful crowdfunding initiatives. Bubble Bot walks students through creating a bubble-blowing robot and a Fan of Fortune. Name: Phiro Robot Made by: Robotix U.S.A.

I Like Computers?

Adam Welcome

Yes - I really love enhancing the curriculum in classes with laptops, tablets, coding and robots. Like I invented laptops, iPads and the app store. Spoiler alert #3 - computers aren't just in technology companies! It happened again.

Facebook helps makerspaces expand in the classroom

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By the end of this week, five out of seven of the district’s public schools will have spaces filled with 3D printers, Legos, laptops, robots and more for hands-on learning. The spaces in the district focus on robotics, coding and creating.

The Big 3's War Over EDU: A Comparison of Apple, Google, and Microsoft

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With that, I think it's worth taking a look at where each of the three big companies stands in regards to Ed. Apple had an event focused on education on March 27, and if anything it clarified Apple's place in the EDU market.

Analysis: Is Higher Ed Ready for the Tech Expectations of the Teens of 2022?

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Not quite enough time for our robot overlords to overtake us, but both distant and soon enough to make us wonder. The 15-year-old today is more a sibling of cloud computing, of apps that are available from any screen, of mobile devices in many sizes and form factors that go beyond last century’s laptops. So Apple may wind up owning teen allegiance to wearable digital accessories, even as it loses hands-on loyalty in traditional laptops and tablets.

Coding outside the lines: CoderDojos get kids psyched about programming by turning them loose

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Skye Morishita working on the robot she programmed at a recent CoderDojo session in Boston. On a recent Saturday, a squad of Lego robots fitted with markers limped, hopped and spun dizzily across the table.

This Tech Tool Can Save Teachers 10 Minutes Per Class

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Laurence’s College in Brisbane had just 50 minutes to write up a formative assessment on the representation of robots and artificial intelligence in the movies. Using wireless presentation tools by Vivi , an education-focused company founded in Australia, Gunn was able to mirror her tablet screen on the classroom screen and play YouTube clips directly through a hardwired receiver without slowing down the school’s wifi—or her students’ work.

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“Without Net Neutrality , How Would Internet Companies Treat K–12 Districts?” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Adtalem Global Education , the company that owns DeVry University , announced Monday that ownership of the for-profit institution would transfer to Cogswell Education LLC.” ” ECOT is the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow , an online charter school company that has been battling Ohio for quite some time now. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

Do you know that feeling when you are told your questions about student privacy are unfounded by a representative of a company that earns 86% of its total revenue from advertising? But the iPads will be discontinued next year in favor of the Dell Latitude Education Series (3160) touchscreen laptop computer.

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Pump up the volume! More talking in class, please!

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So, this fall, the company added three new features, dubbed the “Classroom Conversation Toolset,” to let teachers pause the app classroom-wide, snap every computer to a particular screen, and cloak student identity to anonymously share answers with the entire class.

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Via Forbes : “This Company Could Be Your Next Teacher: Coursera Plots A Massive Future For Online Education.” “How a 5-Decade Old Education Company Reinvented Itself” – Edsurge interviews the CEO of the company formerly known as Curriculum Associates. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “A Humanoid Robot Gave a Lecture in a West Point Philosophy Course,” says Futurism.com. The robot presents as a black female?

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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At the time, I wrote about the importance of APIs; the issues surrounding data security and privacy; the appeal of platforms for users and businesses; and the education and tech companies who were well-positioned (or at least wanting) to become education platforms.

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics: Some Thoughts from ASU+GSV

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VCs often speak of having an “investment thesis” – a strategy for why they fund certain companies. ” There was all the usual talk of job-stealing robots and the “ jobs that don’t exist yet.” ” (The Melbourne school was the site, over 25 years ago, of the first one-to-one laptop program ever.) Yes, I went to ASU+GSV – my first time at the event in the event’s nine year history.

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The Office of Students and Young Consumers had actively and aggressively policed the student loan industry and monitored credit card companies and other financial institutions that serve – or target – college students and other young people.” Via the BBC : “The man hired to run the Student Loans Company was appointed against officials’ advice and without having his references checked, a report says.” The company has raised $30 million total.

The Weaponization of Education Data

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In education, there were breaches at colleges and universities, breaches at K–12 schools, breaches at the Department of Education, breaches at education technology companies, and breaches with software schools commonly use.

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Oklahoma district boasts ‘best in state’ STEM innovation labs

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The gift was part of the company’s strategy to partner with local organizations at the grassroots level in communities where Phillips 66 employees live and work. Maker spaces, science labs, and touch screens help students conduct real-world STEM.

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opens door for student loan companies to ignore state authority.” This isn’t really financial aid per se, but it’s part of the larger suite of financial products that schools (and the companies they partner with) push. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Wayne Johnson, the head of the department’s financial aid division and a former executive at a student loan company , says that those “non-traditional” servicers could include companies like Visa , Amazon , or Goldman Sachs. ” The Wall Street Journal profiles InfiniLaw , a company that runs for-profit law schools. Articles about laptop bans – for or against – are not quite the worst. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 28 & 29 Editions)

Doug Levin

Summer and transitioning to a new day-to-day computer (Linux laptop). Tagged on: July 21, 2017 A complex web of factors influence children’s commercial media literacy | LSE Business Review → If they don’t know an ad from information, how can they grasp how companies use their personal data? Tagged on: July 20, 2017 Are iPads and laptops improving students’ test scores? Summer.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: August 27, 2017 DeVos Invested in Company Under Investigation for Misleading Claims | Education Week → When U.S. Tagged on: August 27, 2017 Companies are using AI to screen candidates now with HireVue | Ladders → Using voice and face recognition software, HireVue lets employers compare a candidate’s word choice, tone, and facial movements with the body language and vocabularies of their best hires. Tagged on: August 21, 2017 Should Professors Ban Laptops?

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: August 27, 2017 DeVos Invested in Company Under Investigation for Misleading Claims | Education Week → When U.S. Tagged on: August 27, 2017 Companies are using AI to screen candidates now with HireVue | Ladders → Using voice and face recognition software, HireVue lets employers compare a candidate’s word choice, tone, and facial movements with the body language and vocabularies of their best hires. Tagged on: August 21, 2017 Should Professors Ban Laptops?

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Not all towns are created equal, digitally

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— Inside a high-ceilinged library at Northridge High School here, seniors are typing on 16-year-old laptops donated by a local Rotary Club. We’re doing everything we can,” says Mr. Norton, as the seniors in the library close their balky laptops and head to class.

Alaska schools pay a price for the nation’s slowest internet, but change is coming

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About 20 students gazed at their laptops, an online poll open on each screen. The great irony is that the multimillion-dollar cable was planted in the Arctic by an Anchorage-based telecommunications company thanks, in large part, to global warming.

Donors Choose YOU - Top 10 Tips to Fund Your Project

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iPads, laptops, robotics, Hokki Stools, books, construction paper, art easels, rugs, tables, shelving, Crayolas of every kind… the list could go on and on. Look HERE to see what companies have partnerships with Donors Choose.

The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

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What’s different about the trend today is that educational technology companies are eagerly marketing software under the “personalized learning” label. The school used the money for a bulk order of Google Chromebooks, allowing every classroom to have a laptop for each student.

WHAT’S NEW

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BENCHMARK EDUCATION COMPANY ADVANCEALL ( benchmarkeducation.com ) Benchmark Education Company (BEC) released Advance ALL, a new series motivating students to read with literary and informational reading text sets.

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” Via Maine Public Radio : “ Do Laptops Help Learning? A Look At The Only Statewide School Laptop Program.” ” That’s the statewide laptop program in Maine – thanks Seymour! ” The company in question: FedLoan Servicing. ” It’s fascinating to see long-time tech training companies like CompTIA rebrand themselves as “bootcamps.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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” From the press release (which explains why there’d be an article on the company this week): “ YouTube joins forces with Britannica to provide easier access to credible and authoritative information.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Pi-top , the maker of a Raspberry Pi-compatible laptop, has raised $16 million from Hambro Perks and Committed Capital. The company has raised $20.4 The company had raised some $40.5

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” That is, the daycare company Bright Horizons will pay for its employees to get their degrees at four institutions – three of which are for-profits (including Ashford University and Walden University, which have been targets of lawsuits claiming they misled students). Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. to For-Profit Company Tackling School Schedules.” ” The company: Abl Schools. The online education company has raised $50.8

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” (I’m including this here because all of these entities – Kushner’s family, the companies he received loans from – have education investments too.). ” (Learndirect is a job training company that has a major contract with the UK government.). ” Speaking of Udacity , the company has responded to the outcry about its all-male, mostly-white advisory board by dissolving it. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Education Technology as 'The New Normal'

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That period was also one of enormous growth in new digital technology companies. Netflix moved from DVDs to a streaming service to a media company in its own right. ” The anti-regulatory practices and libertarian ideology espoused by the CEO of Uber became a model for talking about this “new economy” – that is until Uber (and others) are able to replace freelance workers with robots, of course.

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” More on the Afghan robotics team in the contest section below. Also via Edsurge : “How Boundaries Between Colleges and Companies Will Continue to Blur.” “Mind-reading robo tutor in the sky” company Knewton has a new CEO , Brian Kibby , formerly with Pearson. for Robotics Contest.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Tutoring company Clark has raised $2.2 The learn-to-code company has raised $1.62